SMUT FROM DOWNUNDER
When did you start writing smut?
I was pondering this question the other day, trying to pin down when my journey into erotica began. My first memory of reading something salacious is The Passionflower Hotel by Rosalind Erskine. This was published in 1962 so I’m thinking I probably read it as a mid-teen and the die was cast.
I can’t recall when I first put smutty pen to paper. That I can’t remember, and the fact that it was literally pen to paper, shows how long ago it must be, but I’ve always had a fascination with sex and writing so it was natural that I’d put the two together. When I started writing romance the bedroom door was only starting to open but as it crept further and further open I happily went inside and not only watched, but called the shots. This smutty writer finally had a legitimate genre – erotic romance.
After a couple of decades of writing I’ve finally had my first publication success with two short stories accepted by Pink Petal Books for the Boys of Summer and Beyond Bounds anthologies. Here’s the sexy cover for Beyond Bounds. It’s currently available at Pink Petal Books.
I’m currently working on a full length naughty historical set in the Georgian era tentatively called ‘Pleasure’s Mistress’.
I live in Melbourne, Australia where we’ve just gone into Spring so the weather swings between sunny with blue skies to rain with hail and grey skies. There’s a saying that ‘if you don’t like the weather in Melbourne, wait five minutes’ and it’s certainly true at this time of year. My local writers group are the fabulous ladies of the Melbourne Romance Writers Guild, I’m also a member of Romance Writers of Australia and judge some of their competitions.
I’d love to know how, when or what inspired you to start writing smut and one lucky commenter will receive a copy of Sylvia Day’s ‘Bared to You,’ Aussie author Jess Dee’s hot ménage ‘Three of a Kind’ and some chocolate coated Australian macadamia nuts – because every romance writer needs chocolate!
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Here is a very short teaser from ‘Miss Blaine’s Misconduct’:
‘Very good, Miss Blaine,’ he said, his voice moving closer. ‘Perhaps you’re beginning to learn the basics of doing what’s expected of you.’ His voice was firm but not threatening.
Lily nodded. She didn’t know whether it was it the confines of the mask, or some innate subservience, but her pulse quickened with the anticipation of not knowing what Nick would say or do next.
‘Give me your hands, Miss Blaine.’
Lily held out her hands and the warmth of Nicks fingers encircled her wrists as he drew her forward to stand up. His grip on her wrists tightened and Lily drew in a breath before he flattened her hands against his chest. His now naked chest. Rock hard under her fingers with the soft rasp of hair. Nipples hard under her palms.
She flexed her fingers, wanting to feel more but her hands were pulled away. ‘Misbehaving doesn’t go unpunished.’ He let go of her hands. ‘Pull your skirt up, Miss Blaine.’